• Thursday, April 24 2014
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Three giants exit the stage

We may look back one day with nostalgia at these men, brash, smart and idiosyncratic, who have done so much for their sectors, writes Tim Cohen

Woolworths store. Picture: ROBBIE TSHABALALA

What's in store for Woolworths?

Woolworths is looking to break into the global elite by acquiring beleaguered Australian retailer David Jones, writes Ron Derby

Ronnie Kasrils. Picture: DANIEL BORN

Kasrils’ political time warp

Very few political gimmicks better demonstrate the irrelevance of the ‘struggle vet’ class than Ronnie Kasrils’ bizarre campaign, writes Songezo Zibi

Allan Gray Equity

Allan Gray runs some of the largest unit trusts in SA. Its equity fund has been built up over the past 15 years, writes Stephen Cranston


An upside to a weaker rand

Service-related industries can greatly improve the current account deficit — and create jobs in the process, writes Nazmeera Moola

TRADER'S GUIDE: Mobile operators

Mobile operators cannot profit at the expense of quality of service, writes Sikonathi Mantshantsha

Off the Cliff

Will Gareth Cliff be the Leo Laporte of SA? The controversial radio DJ and Idols judge has left his morning show on the national youth station 5FM, writes Toby Shapshak

DIAMONDS & DOGS: CIG & Beige Holdings

It is all too easy to get stuck on the contemplation of the view of our own SA navels, splendid as that vista may be, writes Jamie Carr


LETTER: More barriers to rental market

Deleting credit information where consumer has not paid up debt, and is not rehabilitated, will restrict landlord’s ability to secure quality tenants


LETTER: Burden on business is too heavy

Recent survey reveals small business spends up to eight days a month on regulatory or administrative matters such as labour issues and Vat and other taxes

Trevor Manuel. Picture: SUNDAY TIMES

LETTER: SA needs a plan of action

Our government's biggest failure is that it does not do anything.

EDITORIAL: Signs of a new mining era

Though the final outcome is still unclear, it seems a fundamental change has begun

EDITORIAL: Dream deferred, and now spoilt too

A general election is not a referendum, and when considering the range of parties on the ballot paper, there is technically no place where one can record an opinion

DID YOU HEAR? Young inquisitive minds

Diverting a young inquisitive mind



BDFM editor-in-chief Peter Bruce talks to former president Thabo Mbeki about Nkandla, his loss at Polokwane, HIV/AIDS, electricity and the fraught relations between government and business.

Minority Front calls for an end to Affirmative Action

Leader of the Minority Front Shameen Thakur-Rajbansi, a predominantly Indian party, has called for the abolition of affirmative action.

New radiation laboratory opens at Necsa

A new radiation laboratory was launched in Atteridgeville near Pretoria this week.